If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/12/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice #1

I’m excited about the new Disney+ service. I signed up a couple months ago when they had a great discount. I’m not going to watch a lot on there myself aside from some of the Disney movies, but one of the new shows I’m going to be watching is Encore, starring Kristen Bell, who is an executive producer.

According to Disney+, she “brings together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in a high school reunion like no other. Emotions run high as the former students face faded friendships, former flames, self-doubt, and killer choreography. Through it all, these unlikely groups of friends – with the help of Broadway’s best – just might pull off a standing-ovation-worthy performance of beloved musicals like The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, and more.”

As someone who was in the drama club performances throughout school, I’m excited for this. And Kristen Bell is great, so that should add another fun layer to it all.

You can check this out now on Disney+.
 
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Kyle’s Choice

Today, Disney+ launched with a bunch of new original series. This past Friday, a preview of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series aired on Disney, ABC, and Freeform. Nini (Olivia Rodrigo, Bizaardvark) and Ricky (Joshua Bassett, Stuck in the Middle) have been dating for a year and just finished their sophomore year at East High. Nini is heading to theater camp for a month and expresses her love for Ricky. This scares Ricky off, and he suggests they take a break while she’s gone. But when Nini returns for junior year, Ricky discovers that Nini has found the “Start of Something New” and is now dating senior EJ (Matt Cornett, Life in Pieces), who’s a jock and a theater star.

The school has a quirky new drama teacher, Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders, Work It), who announces that this year East High will be doing a production of High School Musical, based on the immensely popular Disney Channel Original Movie. Ricky realizes that he can no longer “Stick to the Status Quo.” He decides he’s got to “Get’cha Head in the Game” if he wants to win Nini back. So, despite his hatred of musicals, he auditions for the play to show Nini another side of him, in hopes she’ll see him as “What I’ve Been Looking For.”

I really enjoyed this premiere, which sets up some fun and interesting character dynamics, introducing some love triangles and potential rivalries. Each episode of the series will feature a different song from the musical, and in the premiere, that’s fittingly “Start of Something New.” (I’m not sure if the songs will continue follow the chronological order of the film.) It’s been decades since I last saw High School Musical, but this made me want to go back and check it out again – all three of the films should also be available on Disney+ at launch as well!

On today’s premiere, “The Auditions,” Ricky decides to audition for East High’s fall musical in an effort to rekindle his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Nini.

Check it out now on Disney+.

I’ll also be watching/recording Encore!, Forky Asks a Question, The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Bless This Mess, mixed-ish, black-ish, This Is Us, The Resident, The Purge, and Treadstone.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

I can’t believe they killed off Lasalle on NCIS: New Orleans! I guess the actor was ready to go. His family doesn’t live in New Orleans, so he was ready to go home to them full-time, which makes sense, but still… So last week, his continuing search for Cade’s killer brought him to the girlfriend of the confessed killer (who wasn’t really the killer). She eventually brought him to the cabin where she believed Cade was killed, and while there (and it WAS the place), they were ambushed. She was shot…and while trying to protect her, Lasalle was shot, and the shooter got away. When Pride and the rest showed up at the hospital, a man interrupted Pride’s questioning of the girlfriend, saying he was her father. Only, they found out later he wasn’t her father, she wasn’t the other guy’s girlfriend, and he was actually the killer of both Cade…and Christopher, who died of his wounds in the hospital. In the strangest, weirdest twist, when Pride and the others tracked the pair to a diner, the guy gave himself up without a fight. I’m not sure what that was about, but I doubt it was the last we’ll hear of him.

So tonight… How long will it have been since Lasalle’s death? Will they jump ahead a while? Or will it just have been a week or two? All I know is I’ll definitely miss Lasalle. He’ll be a hard one to replace!

On tonight’s episode, “Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom,” following a natural gas explosion at a movie theater, the NCIS team discovers the gas company has been hacked and more explosions could be triggered.

Find out how many more explosions there are tonight on CBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching Chopped Junior, The Conners, NCIS, Chopped, FBI, Treadstone, & The Misery Index.

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